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Pulse Rates

Appleworks will help you use the scientific process to answer the question, "How will the intensity of exercise effect your heart rate?"


  • Students will know that the human body is made of systems with structures and functions that are related by studying the relationship between the pulmonary and cardiovascular systems.
  • Student will use the scientific process by doing the pulse rate experiment.
  • Students will analyze real-world data to recognize patterns and relationships by comparing data on graphs generated by a computer.
  • Students will know that to compare and contrast observations and results is an essential skill in science by writing a conclusion connecting data and research.


  • Generate a hypothesis.
  • Research exercise and heart rates.
  • During PE collect data and enter it into the worksheet.
  • Generate a graph and write a results and conclusion statement based on the data collection and research.

Sunshine State Standards

  • MA.B.1.2.2
  • MA.E.1.2.1
  • SC.F.1.2.1
  • SC.H.1.2.2
  • PE.B.1.2.2

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and effectively.
  • Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.
  • Use technology resources (e.g., calculators, data collection probes, videos, educational software) for problem solving, self-directed learning, and extended learning activities.
  • Evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information sources.


  • Appleworks or a spreadsheet program
  • Stopwatch



  • Any experiment could be done and a spreadsheet could be used to collect data and generate graphs.

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